Christmas is fast approaching and if you still have some presents to buy now is the time to rev up the shopping engines. Car enthusiasts can be tricky to buy for, so we’ve scoured the internet to find the best Christmas gifts for the car lover in your life this Christmas.
1Bruno Racing Car – Playforever
Available in a variety of colours and in a range of shapes and styles, this retro-inspired toy is a winner for car lovers young and old. Styles available include a motorbike and sidecar and an aeroplane. Playforver have also teamed up with Hugo Boss to create a collaborative collection. Their robust toy cars can be seen throughout Hugo Boss stores and there’s even an inspired clothing range too!
The Bruno Racing Car is available from Amazon £119.99
2Tim Layzell Artwork
If your car lover is also a culture vulture then this might be the perfect gift. Tim Layzell is a renowned motoring artist and sells a variety of original works and prints. Featuring alternative art styles, his own take on pop art and a range of realism pieces inspired by the motoring world of the 50’s and 60’s, his artwork would make the ideal addition to any car enthusiasts collection of art!
Tim Layzell’s artwork is available from his own website. Originals are priced on request and prints start from £75
3Garmin – DriveAssist
Combining satellite navigation with a dash cam the Garmin Drive Assist is the perfect gift. Offering a number of smart features including advanced camera assisted driver alerts and real time services including live parking and weather, this is the ultimate useful gift. It will also automatically save all recorded footage and send a text alert to a contact if you are unfortunate enough to be in a collision making bringing both you and your favourite driver added peace of mine and security.
The Garmin DriveAssist 51 is available from Amazon
£309.99 NOW £229.99
There are some gifts you can never go wrong with – chocolate being one of them – but if you want to add a personal twist, this could be the perfect solution! These tools are made entirely of chocolate and is sure to please any keen mechanic or engineer. Put your mechanic macho to the test – see if you can scoff an entire spanner in a single sitting.
These Chocolate Tools are available from Firebox £14.99
5Classic Car Parts Chess Set
The Rolls Royce of gifts, this Classic Car Parts Chess Gift is the ultimate gift. This unique set combines luxury and sophistication. Made in the United Sates, the board is handcrafted and the steel and alloy pieces are made using recycled parts from Aston Martin, Range Rover and Lotus vehicles. Each set comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. A truly unique and elegant gift.
The Classic Car Parts Chess Set is available from Me and My Car £1,500
6Micro Scalextric Set – James Bond
Scalextric is a classic for racers of all ages and now this popular came offers themed cars including our choice, James Bond. The modifiable track makes every race different to the last. This James Bond set would be perfect for any Bond and car fan and includes a classic Aston Martin DB5 and an Aston Martin DBS. Part of the micro range, this takes up less space than the standard sets and would make the perfect gift for younger racers as well as older ones!
The James Bond Micro Scalextric set is available from Amazon £44.99
7Home Charging Station
Know someone with an electric vehicle? Although this may not be the most traditional of Christmas presents, it will certainly be a useful addition to their home. A home charging station will charge the car much quicker (30-60% quicker according to the Energy Saving Trust) and is much safer than using a regular plug socket.
And there’s good news on the price too. Whilst the Home Charging Station may seem pricey, the OLEV is currently offering an Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. This offers applicants up to 75% of the cost required to install one.
This is the perfect gift for any environmentally friendly driver.
Home Charging Stations are available from Franklin Energy £299 + VAT
8Jabra Drive Hands-Free Wireless Bluetooth Speakerphone Car Kit for Smartphone Devices
Know someone who loves cars but is also permanently using their phone? Take away any temptation by giving them this Hands-Free Car Kit. With a clear crisp sound and noise cancellation, this kit is easy to set up and requires absolutely no installation. It connects automatically whenever you get in the car and has easy to use, accessible buttons. We suggest clipping it onto your sun visor!
Available from Amazon
£49.99 NOW £30
9Buyagift Driving Blasts Gift Experiences Box
240 driving days from off road thrills to exhilarating passenger rides.
Give your favourite motorist the ultimate driving experience. With over 240 driving experience days to choose from, this voucher is valid for 2 years from the date of purchase and offers a huge range of driving thrills. From blasts in a super car to off-road driving and quad biking, this is the ultimate gift for a petrol head with a need for speed!
Available to buy from Amazon £49.99